Today was our last day in beautiful Oman. And we still had lot’s to see before our flight at night! So after an early wake-up call, we had a quick breakfast.
When we all collected our bags, checked out and made our way to the jeep, our driver Majjid was in a sleepless state. He was out all night with a group of drivers in search of an SUV that had gotten lost in the desert! 🙁 It was one of their friends along with a group of elderly tourists, and they lost communication with them after a few hours (phone batteries must have died).
Fortunately they found the group… but only today morning. They found them after the driver burned one of the tires and used the smoke to pinpoint their location. It was tragic to hear considering the elderly tourists were weak and had to be taken to the hospital.
But despite the lack of sleep, Majjid had to stick to his job and take us around.
Here’s a video of our drive to the bedouin home Majjid wanted to show us on the way (some segments have been sped up):
Before we left the Sharqiya sands, we did some more dune climbing:
It was time to say goodbye to the sand dunes and return to tarmac.
The drive was an another uphill-downhill drive. So I made a video of it:
We reached the town of Sur by lunch time. We were here to stop by a dhow factory. (A dhow is a traditional Arabian boat)
After lunch, we left Sur through its flooded roads and made our way back to Muscat. And what drive that was! That’s the next, and final post.